8 Batters With the Most Home Runs in MLB History
There is no greater feat in America’s pastime than the home-run record. There is the single-season record, which many will say still rightly belongs to Roger Maris, and there’s the all-time record, which safely belongs to Barry Bonds — for better or for worse.
Of the eight batters with the most home runs, only one is active — kind of. Alex Rodriguez, who appears on this list, is the only batter with any chance of making some noise in the standings; the next ‘active’ player behind him is Manny Ramierez, who sits at #14 with 555 homers to his name. After being released from the Rangers in August of 2013 and still not finding a team, we’re pretty sure Manny’s close to smoked. No pun intended.
So, will A-Rod be able to make his way up the list? At 38 and facing down a full-season suspension for steroid use, the odds of Rodriguez moving up a lot are distant, but if he ever plays again, it’s almost a given that he’ll slide up at least one slot. Who will he supersede, and should he be given the opportunity?